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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite part of this hostel has to be the people. They were so lovely and professional. They had answers to all my questions and were eager to help. I felt very safe in the area and the hostel. They had ample ways for me to keep my things secure and I was impressed by the facilities. The only complaint...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is really great! It's in the middle of Gamla Stan, the old town, right next to the iconic square Stortorget and just a few minutes to Royal Palace and other main attractions. You can also take a nice walk (approx. 30 minutes) to the island of Djurgården where many museum can be found, especially Skansen or Vasa museum. In...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this hostel! Situated in beautiful Gamla Stan in one of the stunning old stone buildings. Bed, sheets, interior, kitchen, showers, check-in, staff... All top notch!! Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Kiitos Anni for your excellent review! Happy you liked it here so much :) Welcome back to Castanea when you are in Stockholm again!

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The staffs are all friendly and nice. Especially when I had trouble to print my train ticket, the staff was extremely helpful n sweet. We stayed in a 4ppl room for two night, all visitors were very thoughtful and with respect to each other. The kitchen is not big but fully equipped, you can make very good dishes there or...

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to help any time you give us the chance ;) We try to make this feel like home to everyone and are happy to see our guest get along so well together! It is true the cobble stone streets are bit of a challenge when you are carrying heavy luggage. But...

Izegem, Belgium
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Really loved it!! Nice building, kept very clean, very friendly staff, warm sphere, privacy is respected by ever visitor and it has an ideal location in the middle of the old Gamla Stan, a very beautiful old neigbourhood in Stockholm. Just SUPER!!

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! Happy guests make it even more easy and fun to work at this place :)

Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Yes, it is not a hotel - just a hostel. Yes, it was a small room for 2 persons with a common toilette and shower. But the hostel is very-very clean, the staff is polite, helpful and friendly, and what is most important - it is in the center of Stockholm. We had only 2 days for all Stokholm, and...

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and writing such a kind review about Castanea! Hope to see you here again for an other short stay!

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What a great time we had at Castanea Old Town Hostel. Set in the heart of Old Town it is the perfect location to see Stockholm with so many attractions close by. ABBA museum is a short 30 mins walk and everything else within arms length. The hostel its self was very clean and well run. We never needed to...

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing such a nice review! Glad to hear everything went so smoothly during your stay here!

Reviewed 11 November 2016

Extremely good location in the heart of the old city. Very good value for money. Super cozy atmosphere thanks to the staff, always kind, positive and passionate. The place is also very clean and safe. This hostel is simply perfect for a nice stay in Stockholm at a very low price. Nothing else to add. Perfect! Strongly recommended!

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review about us here at Castanea! The work here becomes even more fun when we hear of guests beeing as happy as you with their stay :) And thank you for recommending us to others!

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Emailed before arrival regarding entry code and sheet/towel rental and received replies promptly. Arrived by taxi and as the hostel is in the center of Gamla Stan it was just a short walk with our luggage to the front door. We were 4 adults in a quad room that was actually more comfortable and spacious than expected. Only had 2...

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Happy news that you loved your stay with us! We appreciate that you took time to write a review. And we look forward to see you here again - welcome back!

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This hostel was very affordable, but put us in the best position in Stockholm to see everything. The lady at the desk was very helpful in working with our schedule to get us checked in and showing us how to navigate the city. We stayed for a week, and if I went back to Stockholm I would most definitely stay...

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

It's lovely to read that you would stay here again, and we're glad we could help you a bit. Warmly welcome back to Stockholm and to Castanea!

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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Castanea is a small cosy hostel. Located in the Old Town - the very center of Stockholm. Here you stay in private room or dormitory. All rooms have big windows, some with the view of the chestnut three outside. Guest kitchen for your own cooking. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castanea Old Town Hostel

Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Price Range: $42 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“City center”
 of 5 bubbles Angel-kiev, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If the off-season, gamble on the 16-bed room. It was never more then 50% occupied.”
 of 5 bubbles MattE276, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“bring your own sheets if you don't want to pay extra”
 of 5 bubbles Kimmo18, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you choose the dorm you can save money and get to know your fellow travelers!”
 of 5 bubbles T1327DPjasonc, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Private room facing courtyard is quiet, but tenants use that courtyard as a smoking area and the smoke will come into your room all night. It's a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles JaneS161, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
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